41 SELECTED LABOR AND WAGE INDICATORS                                          
  for periods indicated                                                  
                                                       
            2016   2017   2018 P 2017   2018  
  Ave./Total Ave./Total Ave./Total 1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr   4th Qtr 1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr p 4th Qtr p
            w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte  
                                                       
 Labor Statistics  
  A.  Labor Force Participation Rate (%) 1 63.5 61.2 60.9 60.7 61.4 60.6 62.1 62.2 60.9 60.1 60.6  
  B.  Employment Rate (%) 1 94.6 94.3 94.7 93.4 94.3 94.4 95.0 94.7 94.5 94.6 94.9  
  C.  Unemployment Rate (%) 1 5.4 5.7 5.3 6.6 5.7 5.6 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.1  
  D.  Employment Services   
        1.  Job Openings Reported (Thou.) 2    
        2.  Applicants Registered (Thou.) 2    
        3.  Local Placements (Thou.) 2    
        4.  Overseas Placements (Thou.)   2112.3 1992.7 608.6 610.7 472.0 301.4  
        5.  Actual Strikes  
          Pending cases3 0 6 6 5 b 2 2 0 0 a 2 3 a
          Newly Declared 15 9 2 4 b 3 0 2 2 a 7 3 a
          Settled/Decided/Withdrawn 8 12 2 6 b 3 1 2 0 a 3 2 a
          Rate of Settlement (%) 53.3 80.0 25.0 66.7 b 60.0 50.0 100.0 0 a 33.3 33.3 a
   
 Legislated Wage Rates 4  
  A.  In Nominal Terms  
  Non-Agricultural    
    NCR    491.00 512.00 537.00 491.00 491.00 c 491.00 512.00 512.00 512.00 c 512.00 537.00 a
    Regions Outside NCR 378.50 380.00 400.00 378.50 380.00 c 380.00 380.00 380.00 400.00 c 400.00 400.00 a
  Agricultural   
    NCR     
         Plantation 454.00 475.00 500.00 454.00 454.00 c 454.00 475.00 475.00 475.00 c 475.00 500.00 a
         Non-Plantation 454.00 475.00 500.00 454.00 454.00 c 454.00 475.00 475.00 475.00 c 475.00 500.00 a
    Regions Outside NCR  
         Plantation 353.50 353.50 370.00 353.50 353.50 c 353.50 353.50 353.50 370.00 c 370.00 370.00 a
         Non-Plantation 335.00 348.00 368.00 348.00 348.00 c 348.00 348.00 348.00 356.00 c 365.00 368.00 a
   
  B.  In Real Terms 5  
  Non-Agricultural    
    NCR    361.56 360.31 460.94 357.87 358.13 c 349.72 360.31 449.91 447.16 c 437.61 460.94 a
    Regions Outside NCR 265.24 251.16 342.47 262.12 254.35 c 253.16 251.16 333.63 348.74 c 341.88 342.47 a
  Agricultural   
    NCR     
         Plantation 334.32 334.27 429.18 330.90 331.15 c 323.36 334.27 417.40 414.85 c 405.98 429.18 a
         Non-Plantation 334.32 334.27 429.18 330.90 331.15 c 323.36 334.27 417.40 414.85 c 405.98 429.18 a
    Regions Outside NCR  
         Plantation 247.72 240.64 316.78 244.81 245.49 c 243.29 240.64 310.91 322.58 c 316.24 316.78 a
         Non-Plantation 223.48 224.66 300.41 230.01 228.20 c 227.01 224.66 290.00 310.37 c 297.25 300.41 a
   
                                                       
        1 Starting April 2016 round, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) adopted the 2013 Master Sample Design, with a sample size of approximately 44,000 households as well as the population projections based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH).  Meanwhile, previous survey rounds were derived using 2000 CPH  population projection. Starting                  January 2017 round, Computer Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI) using Tablet was utilized in the LFS enumeration.    
        2 Starting 2014, data are based on the off-line Statistical Performance Reporting System (SPRS).  
        3 Cases of strikes may be disposed by other means outside the scope of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board.  
         4 Source of data for both nominal and real wage rates is the National Wages and Productivity Commission. It includes  basic minimum wage and cost of living allowance (COLA). Starting 2006, annual figures reflects December data. Figures outside NCR represent the highest nominal regional rates in a given category and its corresponding value in real terms.  
         5 Starting 10 November 1990, adjustments in the minimum legislated wage rates are being determined by the Regional Tripartite Wages Productiviity Board. Starting 2018, real terms is computed using 2012 as base year while previous data were computed using 2006 as base year.  
       a As of November 2018 only.  
       b Data covers May 2018 only.  
       a Covers January to February data only.  
       b As of August 2018 only.  
       P Preliminary  
n.a. Data not available  
   
Sources:  Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB),   
    Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)